How To: Pan-Broil a Steak Video

Customers are always asking us what the secret ingredient of a perfectly cooked steak is. The answer is simple: An incredible steak. You don’t even need a grill. If you’re cooking indoors, you can still achieve an unbelievably juicy, perfectly cooked steak. Pan broiling is a two-stage method that uses your broiler for searing and finishing to your preferred degree of doneness. In this video, Stanley Lobel takes you step-by-step through the technique of pan-broiling a steak.
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Culinary DIY: Make Your Own Corned Beef

Although corned beef takes five days to cure, it is otherwise very simple to make and more than worth the time. The result is a revelation to those familiar only with the stuff found in delis and diners, and if you’ve got leftovers, you can make the best Reuben Sandwiches and Corned Beef Hash you’ve ever had.
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Culinary Classics: Surf and Turf

It’s a holiday that only comes around every four years: National Surf and Turf Day is February 29! Surf and turf, surf ‘n turf, beef and reef, pier ‘n steer, or whatever variation you might call it, this center-of-the-plate combination of beef raised on land and treasures from the sea is a fairly recent classic. It’s also a culinary playground for the curious epicurean.

Variations abound, but the most frequently found components are lobster and filet mignon.

No clear origin of the term surf and turf is commonly accepted, but at least two contenders are in the running. And, although attributions differ, the one thing they are close in agreement about is the approximate timing of the term’s coinage.

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How To: Pan-Roast a Steak Video

When you start with a great raw steak, any way you choose to do it, you’ll wind up with a great-tasting cooked steak. In this video, Mark Lobel walks you through how to pan roast a steak. Pan roasting is a two-stage method incorporating high-heat searing on the stove top and lower-temperature finishing in the oven. A steak seared in a hot pan develops an intensely flavorful caramelized crust that seals in juices that simply burst in your mouth with every bite.

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Super Menus for Super Sunday

It seems like everyone we know has football fever and is gearing up for the big game.

If you’re looking to create a memorable spread for Super Sunday, why not try one of our exciting menus for your game-day entertaining. Use the whole menu, or pick and choose the recipes that you like. Just click on the menu name below for the full recipes and links to specific ingredients.

No matter what your party style, one of these menus is sure to please your hungry crowd of football fans. (more…)

Ask the Butcher: How do you spend Super Sunday?

As fourth- and fifth-generation butchers, the Lobels are often asked what they serve for certain holidays and events. Since everyone has football fever right now, we asked the Lobels how they spend Super Sunday and what’s on the menu. (more…)

Making the Most of a Whole Tenderloin

Ok, let’s say that watching Evan Lobel’s video on breaking down a whole tenderloin inspired you get a whole tenderloin for yourself to sharpen your home-butchering skills. And let’s further assume that you’ve already taken the initial steps to separate the whole tenderloin into its three principal parts: head, middle, and tail.

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New Video! How to Butcher a Tenderloin

Whether you’re looking to be more economical by buying larger cuts and breaking them down at home, or if you want to be more hands-on with your food, or if you’re just a DIY-er at heart, this new video is for you. Evan Lobel walks you through how to butcher a whole tenderloin at home.

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Your Complete Holiday Roast Resource

At this time of year, it seems that everyone is planning for that big holiday dinner. Some of the most frequent questions we get are about rib roasts: How big? How many servings? How long to roast? What temperature?

So we’ve assembled just about everything we could think of to tell you about planning and preparing one of our rib roasts for your holiday extravaganza.
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

We think one of the best ways to capture the holiday spirit is to throw a party.

It’s your opportunity to shine—literally. Your home dressed to the nines, punctuated with the aromas and sights of the season.  The candles, the colors, the lights, swags of pine outlining your windows and banisters, and the sounds of carols on the speakers transform your home into a holiday wonderland.

What better way to rejoice than with family, friends, neighbors, and work associates than gathering together for the comfort of the hearth and a splendid array of special holiday foods and treats.  As a host, take a bow for creating an atmosphere of celebration and cordiality—and for making so many so happy.

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